Chapter 117: Operation (Part one)
Joseph couldn’t be happier at this turn of events.
As he said, in a 50-card deck without the jokers, the chance of Shen Yao getting the 6 of diamonds was one in fifty, and the chance of getting the 7 of diamonds was also another one in fifty. Together, it was just nearly impossible to get both of them. So, Shen Yao probably only had a flush or a straight.
It was definitely reasonable for Joseph to go all in with her.
“20 million, I also raise.” Joseph’s face was radiant from happiness.
The other player narrowed his eyes. In fact, Joseph and Shen Yao’s hands were very similar. If they could get two cards of the same suit, then it would be a godly hand, or else his straight could beat both of them.
But, he also became hesitant. One of those two most likely wouldn’t have a flush, but if he were to bet that both of them didn’t have a flush, then he wouldn’t be as confident. After all, the revealed cards of those two were the same but of different suits, with one being diamonds and one being hearts, and he also didn’t get any cards of those suits, so it was very likely for the diamonds and hearts to be in their face-down cards.
At the thought of this, he hesitated on whether he should take the risk or not. After all, throwing down 20 million now meant he had to throw in a lot more money later on, and it would be miserable if he were to lose.
Finally, this guy decided to fold.
“It’s the two of us facing off again. To be honest, Beautiful Lady, don’t you think this is destiny?” Joseph laughed and said.
Shen Yao threw in 50 million yuan in chips. “Sure, destiny is here, but I don’t know if our families are of the same class. I raise, 50 million.”
Joseph was too excited. Just throw in as much money as you want. Today, in addition to the part I’m laundering, I’m also winning your money.
“I said before, I will follow you until the end. If the man isn’t as bold as the woman, then how can he court her?” Joseph said.
Shen Yao: “Mr. Joseph, I’m not a person that likes to lie. My hand was just like you said, a flush.”
Then, she threw in another 100 million.
Joseph was already out of cash. So, he had no choice but to temporarily use some of his company’s money. Originally, the money he lost was supposed to be the amount that the casino laundered for him, but who knew that Shen Yao would win it all. Now, he also couldn’t get the casino to lend him money, so he could only use the company money. But that was fine since he wasn’t going to lose anyways, or so he thought.
“100 million, I’ll raise as well. But, I don’t believe that you have a flush.” Joseph looked at Shen Yao and said, “Even if you do, I’m not scared.”
Shen Yao also looked towards Joseph. She wasn’t stupid, and she could estimate the hand Joseph had. Joseph had a 3, a 5, and a 7 revealed, and he needed a 4 and a 6 of hearts in order to get a straight flush. However, even if the dealer gave him a 4 and a 6, he would only have a 7-high straight flush, whereas she had a 9-high!
But, she couldn’t let Joseph see how happy she was, or she might scare the big fish away.
“I feel that Mr. Joseph, you are indeed very rich. How much have you played today?”
“I’m afraid the amount is probably over 100 million US dollars, so it would be even more when converted to yuan,” Joseph said, “But, that’s not my limit.”
“Oh really?” Shen Yao provoked him, “Then I want to see what your limit is. I raise, 200 million yuan!”
Hahahaha! Joseph was secretly dying of laughter on the inside. This round, it seemed like he was going to get all the money he lost back and perhaps even more.
Then what was he waiting for? Since his opponent wanted to give him money, then he just needed to raise as well.
“I raise.” Joseph rekindled a cigar and exhibited a satisfied temperament he hadn’t shown before.
Xu Cheng then said to the bodyguard, “Go put on an act. Pretend to try to talk her out of it.”
The bodyguard got closer to Shen Yao and whispered, “Young Madam, I think we should get back now.”
At this moment, Joseph really wanted to cut off that bodyguard’s tongue. Although the bodyguard was whispering, he chose a volume that was just loud enough for everyone at the table to hear.
Shen Yao lowered her voice and said to the bodyguard, “But my hand’s a bit better than before, I think I can win.”
Joseph and the others first paused for a moment. Better than before? Was she referring to the round she won? Didn’t she have straight that round? And a bit better than that round, so she had a flush this round?
Although Shen Yao’s voice was low, Joseph still heard, and the smile on his face became brighter.
“Are you planning to fold now? If yes, then I’m going to take away the chips,” Joseph immediately said.
“Who said I’m folding?” Shen Yao gritted her teeth. “I’ll raise another 500 million!”
Joseph suddenly began coughing.
Shen Yao lifted her brows. “Mr. Joseph, could it be that you got scared? Are you at your limit already?”